Armchair Astronaut David Martines Google Mars Video Of A “Secret Mars Base” Goes Viral

By on Jun 7, 2011 in Astronomy, Science, Weird, World Comments
"Bio Station Alpha" By David Martines
Armchair Astronaut David Martines
“Bio Station Alpha” Discovery

Image Credit: Clip From David Martines Video

David Martines, a self-described “armchair astronaut” accidentally discovered a mysterious object that he thought might be a base that could have been made by aliens. Martines discovered it using Google Mars, a new map program created from compiled satellite images of the planet, reported on June 6, 2011.

According to reports, Martines named the mysterious rectangular structure as “Bio Station Alpha” because he assumed that people live in the cylinder or have lived in it.

Meanwhile, experts said that “Bio Station Alpha” is just a glitch in the image caused by cosmic energy interfering with the camera.

As quoted from, “It looks like a linear streak artifact produced by a cosmic ray. Cosmic rays are extremely energetic particles emitted by the sun and other stars. For the most part, the Earth’s protective magnetosphere blocks them from hitting the planet’s surface, but with space images that are taken outside our magnetosphere, such as those taken by orbiting telescopes, it’s very common to see these cosmic ray hits. You see them on optical images and a lot of the infrared images too,” said Alfred McEwen, a planetary geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona and the director of the Planetary Imaging Research Laboratory.

According to Martines‘ note in YouTube, he had sent few emails to NASA, but he did not receive any reply from them. As of this posting, the video of the so-called “armchair astronaut” David Martines which he uploaded to YouTube has been viewed more than 1,100,000 times.

Here is the video of the “secret Mars base” or the “Bio Station Alpha” which was said to have been discovered by Martines.

Google Mars Video of David Martines, Credit: David Martines

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